Testimonials

Candice and Zac – Wedding

Image courtesy of Kayla Maree Photography

Dear Paula

Thank you so very much for everything you have done to make our wedding come together perfectly!

We could not have done it without you!  You are amazing at your job!

All our love and thanks.

xxxxx

Zac and Candy
Groom and Bride
31 March 2017

 


Mornington Mazda Pop Up Showrooms

A huge thank you to Paula from Functioning together who coordinated our recent ‘Pop up’ series throughout the Mornington Peninsula.

Our team thoroughly enjoyed Paula’s assistance as her commitment to raising Mornington Mazda brand awareness never faulted throughout the series. We will certainly be requesting Paula’s help again and I can recommend anyone considering a local function coordinator on the Peninsula to give Paula a call.

Tony Groves
Dealer Principal
Mornington Mazda
March 2017


Mornington Fire Brigade Centenary

Functioning Together provided fantastic event planning services in support of the Mornington Fire Brigade’s centenary in 2017.

Functioning Together presented a strong tender response, negotiated the contract with poise, attended to all stakeholder needs, developed alternatives that enabled full input by the fire brigade, provided professional knowledge, followed through all necessary sub-contractor bookings, and made use of digital technology in ordering supplies, ticketing and promotion.

Nothing at all was too much trouble – even when the event was unable to proceed, due to reasons outside of the scope of the event planning contract.

Functioning Together is highly recommended.

Jo Brownlee
Mornington Fire Brigade
March 2017


Family Fun Day with Eview Mornington Peninsula

We initially engaged Paula Creek (Functioning Together) to assist with the organisation of our community event “Eview Group Family Fun Day” in 2015 which was a huge success. The success of the event all came down to Paula as she is absolutely amazing at what she does. We were so impressed with Paula’s professionalism, organisation and implementation skills that we have been running the “Eview Group Family Fun Day” event yearly with Paula at the helm. She makes the whole process of organising such a huge event completely stress free. If you are planning an event, Paula is the person for you!

Caitlin Broomhall
Eview Mornington Peninsula
4 December 2016


Sarah and Ryan – Wedding

paula-sarah-ryanThank you Paula so very much for all you did for my son and his new wife. The venue had gone through 3 wedding coordinators in the short time they had made their booking and they were at the point of utter frustration when I had you step in to take the event over. All of us were so happy with the way you managed the whole evening and leading up to it. Sarah’s parents mentioned to me as well that you just did a brilliant job.

It was everything we hoped it would be, so thank you so much once again Paula.

It worked because of you xoxo

Lyn Deutrom
Mother of the Groom
12 November 2016


Tammy and Mark – Wedding

tammy-markThank you Paula for everything that you did to make our special day perfect in every way. Your suggestions and recommendations were appreciated immensely. You are amazing and we love that nothing was ever too much of a hassle.

Thank you again.

Much love a very happy husband & wife xx

Tammy and Mark
Bride and Groom
29 October 2016

 

*image courtesy of A R Thomas Photography


Main Street Mornington Festival 16 October 2016

20161610-mornington-main-st-festival-2502Once again I would like to thank you Paula for the wonderful contribution you made to planning and organising the Main Street Mornington Festival in 2016.

Over the last four years you have become an invaluable member of a very small organising committee. Your event planning expertise is an instrumental element of the ongoing success of the Festival, including developing and implementing new ideas to help the Festival grow. I greatly appreciate the long hours and the level of commitment you provide in planning the Festival, and the support you provide to me.

I highly recommend Functioning Together for any event planning, and I look forward to continuing to work with you on the Festival in the future.

Christina Nolan
Festival Director
16 October 2016

*image courtesy of Kym Wallis Photography


School presentation on event planning

Hi Paula!

On behalf of our class I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your day to come and speak to us last Thursday. The information you gave us was extremely useful and helpful for our class projects and the course in general.

The handouts you provided were very detailed and gave us a deeper insight and understanding on how event mangers work and the paper work and planning involved in this profession. Our teacher, Mr Ashworth was extremely impressed with the professionalism yet approachable manner you were able to display.

As mentioned, the information you provided was different to the first speaker so it allowed the students and I to grasp the diversity and the different style and takes in the industry.

Once again I cannot thank you enough for being so approachable and communicable in the process of organising this. Many of the students were turned back by people they emailed or asked to speak so I am very appreciative that you took the time out of your day to come and speak to the class and correspond with me. I wish you the very best!

Kind Regards

Elisha 
Elisabeth Murdoch College
26 July 2016


The Scarlet Cup – MS Fundraising Event

Paula and DonnaThe best part of my job is working with incredibly generous people who offer their expertise to make a difference for MS. I had the pleasure of getting to know Paula from Functioning Together as she worked with one of our fundraisers to organise a fundraising luncheon at Mornington Racecourse.

Together with our fundraiser, Paula executed a beautiful event which I had the pleasure of attending. Thank you to Functioning Together for supporting this event and especially to Paula for her commitment to research into MS.

Richelle King
Kiss Goodbye to MS Campaign Manager
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Paula is very well organised and ensured that all went well to ensure the success of the event on the day.

Donna Bradley-Robinson 
The Scarlet Cup Host
MS Ambassador
29 May 2016


Main Street Mornington Festival 18 October 2015

CrowdI would like to thank you once again Paula for the wonderful work you achieved as Assistant Director helping organise the Main Street Mornington Festival in 2015. You are a very valuable assistant to me and to the Festival organising committee. Your planning, attention to detail, and organisation skills are outstanding. The level of commitment from you in planning the Festival, including many long hours and late nights, were a crucial support to me especially this year, and I greatly appreciated your efforts. You contributed to another successful Festival.

I look forward to continuing to work with you on the Festival in the future and I would highly recommend you for any event planning.

Christina Nolan
Festival Director
18 October 2015


Brooke & Robert – Wedding

Dear Paula

From the moment we made contact to the end you have been a pleasure to deal with. All your wonderful ideas, joyful personality and amazing organisational skills made our reception come to life. Thank you so much for sharing our wedding journey with us and making it a stress free process to create the beautiful space to enjoy our day.

All the best

Brooke and Robert
Bride and Groom
29th August 2015


Ana & Josh – Wedding

Dear Paula

Cake-by-Peninsula-Cake-ArtWe are back in Singapore with our hearts full of love and happiness. We want to say a big thank you for an amazing job. I enjoyed my wedding day a lot. It was the happiest day of my life.

Many many thanks

Love

Ana & Josh
Bride and Groom
25 January 2015


Kylie & Ian – Wedding

Hi Paula

Ian, Kylie, Paula

THANK YOU!!! You were so amazing, so organised and because of you our wedding day was so magical and so perfect. We cannot thank you enough!!! We had an absolute ball, we loved every minute of it!!

Thank you, all our guests said you were fantastic!!!

Lots of love

Kylie and Ian Paterson
Bride and Groom
24 January 2015

*Image courtesy of Hyggelig Photography


Mornington Community Christmas Lunch 2015

Dear Paula and helpers

IMG_0588You did a SUPER job, the food and fellowship were so nice and the organisation too. Thank you for a lovely lunch and best wishes for 2015

Kindest regards

Pat

IMG_0547To Paula and all the volunteers who helped to make Christmas day the best, thank you for all your hard work.

I cannot tell you what a wonderful time I had. Everything that day was perfect.

Marjorie

Dear staff and volunteers who gave me a really great Christmas Day Lunch

IMG_0583It was my first time attendance. The beautiful Christmas Tree and decorations and the table settings set a great scene, so reminiscent of Christmases past.

The menu was great and lovingly planned and presented. All one could wish for. Those special people who volunteered their special day to care for us – your goodness, your very spirit shone like a Christmas star.

So, to all of you, my gratitude and appreciation.

Pat


Jessica & Jacob – Wedding

Paula, Jess & JakePaula is the most amazing wedding planner. She was absolutely outstanding from start to finish. I couldn’t imagine doing our wedding without her.

Her correspondences with me over every detail was unbelievable – her attention to detail was impeccable. She made my dream wedding come to life. She should be charging quadruple what she does with the amount of time and effort she puts in. We love Paula – we are one year in to our marriage now and we often talk about how wonderful she was with us.

Thanks Paula xx

Jessica and Jacob Malone
Bride and Groom
21 Nov 14


Sarah & Aaron – Wedding

Aaron-Sarah-1-Nov-14Paula set up our wedding reception at the Safety Beach Sailing Club just last weekend. From the beginning I had a very set vision on what I wanted, and not only did Paula put it together exactly, she helped us along the way with my constant emails full of questions, from ideas and inspiration to suppliers. It wouldn’t have come together without her and we would have been completely stressed out without her support. I don’t even want to think about how it would have turned out or what we would have forgotten without her, she was an absolute lifesaver straight from the beginning. Thank you so much Paula for everything!

Sarah & Aaron
Bride and Groom
1 November 2014


Main Street Mornington Festival 19 October 2014

Christina and PaulaI would like to thank you Paula for the fantastic work you achieved as Assistant Director helping organise the Main Street Mornington Festival 2014.

You are a very valuable assistant to me and to the Festival organising committee. Your planning, attention to detail and organisation skills are outstanding. Your level of commitment planning the Festival, including many long hours and late nights, were a crucial support to me and I greatly appreciated your efforts. You contributed to another successful Festival.

I look forward to continuing to work with you on the Festival in the future and I would highly recommend you for any event planning.

Christina Nolan
Festival Director
19 October 2014


Julianne & Micah – Wedding

Upon undertaking the organising of our wedding, we were under very strict time and financial restraints due to our forthcoming move overseas, as such we were severely underprepared and Julz & Micah (159) weboverwhelmed with the task ahead. In response, we enlisted the assistance of Paula from Functioning Together. This decision revealed to be the best that we could have made regarding all aspects of the proceedings.

Paula undertook all duties with absolute precision and the highest mode of professionalism. Paula endeavoured to know us on a personal level in order to create an event that was intimately personal and directly reflected our relationship, this was executed perfectly and we could not be happier.

Paula is not only an outstanding wedding planner but, is more importantly, an outstanding and beautiful person, consequently, this encounter fostered a wonderful friendship with Paula, leading to enjoyable and fun filled liaisons which are absolutely pertinent for the success of the day and provide relief from such a stressful event.

Paula worked tirelessly for us and this manifested into a day that moved flawlessly and was so perfectly us. We couldn’t think of a way our wedding could be improved and we are eternally grateful and our gratitude immeasurable.

We would emphatically suggest Paula and Functioning Together to anyone considering marriage and in fact, already have, and we attest, it will be the best thing you can do for your special day!

Dr & Mrs Burch
Groom and Bride
12 July 2014


Claire & Darren – Engagement Party

Dear Paula

Claire-Darren-Paula

I would just like to say what a delight it was to work with you for our daughter’s engagement party. Your attention to detail and your constant updates on the progress of the preparations was fabulous. It made us very relieved to know you were in control.

The night of the party was an absolute deluge and with no fuss you organised the DJ, the caterers (who the guests are still raving about), and moving everyone inside.

We had a wonderful party, and we felt very happy leaving the organisation of the evening to you.

We are very grateful for your help. I am looking forward to our next event!!
Thank you again.

Kind regards
Jenny Stidston
Bride-to-be’s Mum
15 March 2014


Skye & Peter – Wedding

Peter, Paula & SkyeHaving Paula on board with our wedding was the best decision we made in the planning of our wedding, we literally could not have done it without her. If we could change anything about our big day it would be booking Paula earlier in the process.

Thanks Paula, we loved having you as part of our special day.

Mr & Mrs Markic
Groom and Bride
14 March 2014


Michelle & Clinton – Wedding

Hi Paula

Thankyou so much for all your help on the day. You have been great to work and communicate with. Thanks once again from the both of us. We both had a great joyous day, including both our families! Take care.

Michelle and Clinton
Bride and Groom
8 March 2014


Catherine & Pete – Wedding

Hi Paula

Catherine-and-Peter

We can’t thank Functioning Together enough, everything was perfect! We know for a fact that having the Functioning Together team on hand ensured an absolutely stress free day for us, where all we had to focus on was ourselves and our guests.

Thank you again Paula.

Catherine and Pete
Bride and Groom
21 February 2014


Sian & Ryan – Wedding

Sian-Paula-Ryan

Paula was fantastic!

Everything went to plan on the day!

She went above and beyond in everything and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is planning their wedding.

Sian Mizzi
Bride
15 February 2014


Emily & Michael – Wedding

Paula!

You are truly amazing!!!

Michael-Em-Paula

Thank You so much for all your hard work and dedication that you put towards our wedding! Your attention to detail and your understanding of what I wanted was absolutely perfect.

The day would not have gone so smoothly without you there and Michael and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Organising a DIY Wedding was tough, but you made the Set Up and Wedding Day an absolute success. We could not have done it without you! You’re the best!!

Emily & Michael
Bride and Groom
21 December 2013


Sparkle & Dan – Wedding

Paula!!!

Paula-Sparkle-Dan

To the best wedding planner ever! You are the best planner I’ve met. I love you so much!!! Thank you for putting together my intimate Australian wedding. I wish I could pack you up and take you back to America with me!!! You are such a wonderful person. I can’t thank you enough!

Thank you Paula!

Sparkle and Dan
Bride and Groom
16 November 2013


Main Street Mornington Festival 20 October 2013

Dear Paula

The-Basics-band

I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you performed as Assistant Director helping organise the Main Street Mornington Festival 2013.

You are a valuable addition to the Festival organising committee, and your planning, attention to detail and organisation skills are outstanding. Your level of commitment planning the Festival, including many long hours and late nights, were a crucial support to me and I greatly appreciated your efforts.

I look forward to continuing to work with you on the Festival in the future and I would highly recommend you for any event planning.

Thank you

Christina Nolan
Festival Director
20 October 2013


John’s 18th

Dear Paula

18th-cake

Drew and I would like to express our appreciation for all the hard work you put in organising our son’s 18th.

Everything we asked of you was always done with enthusiasm. The guests who attended the function were very impressed with everything and so were Drew and I.

We can’t thank you enough for everything you did.

Thanks again.

Julie and Drew
Parents
21 September 2013


RPP FM

Dear Paula

Brendon and I wish to express our appreciation for your interview in Studio 2 on the RPP FM Breakfast Show as a lead up to the Moonah Links Resort Premier Wedding Expo last week.

You spoke with passion and conviction about your business and shared the hard work and detail required to organise a Wedding including how you work with your client as a Wedding Planner to make their big day as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Your contribution has enhanced the growth and success of RPP FM radio, your Voice on the Peninsula. We wish you well with Functioning Together.

Brendon & Marzy
RPP
21 August 2013


Catherine & Dan – Wedding

Thanks Paula for providing me with your Do-It-Yourself package for my wedding. I found your checklists and timeline guide extremely valuable, and they helped ensure my wedding ran very smoothly.

Catherine Young
Bride
March 2013


Sam & Alyse – Wedding

Alyse-and-Sam-Pippard

Thank you Paula for organizing an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Sam & I were so pleased with all your efforts that went into making our day so special.

Our day ran so smoothly and our guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was. From the start to finish your help and preparation was second to none, & your attention to detail was great, nothing was left unfinished.

Thank you so much for all your efforts that went into ensuring our day was simply the best!!!

Alyse Pippard
Bride
August 2012


Ian & Jessica – Wedding

Paula I would just like to let you know how grateful we are for the most amazing work you did in making my son’s wedding the most amazing day possible.

As Jessica my daughter in law was out of the country quite a bit during the planning, I was blessed to have you working with me to plan the reception.

Paula you went above & beyond to make Jessica & Ian’s wedding stress free, relaxing and the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended.

I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone.

Jenny Robinson
Groom’s mother
October 2012